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Christmas Day Weather for Columbia - 1887 to Present


Has it ever snowed on Christmas Day? First time, Second time.
When was the warmest Christmas Day? 
When was the coldest Christmas Day? 
When was the wettest Christmas Day?


Year

High Temperature

Low Temperature

Rain

Comments

1887

 45

37

0.02

 

1888

 66

34

0.00

 

1889

 72

51

0.00

 

1890

 51

40

Trace

 

1891

 68

46

0.00

 

1892

 53

28

0.00

2.0 " snow Dec 27

1893

 70

48

0.00

 

1894

 67

41

0.00

1.3 "snow Dec 28, 0.3" Dec 30, 5.0" Dec 31

1895

 72

46

0.00

 

1896

 40

23

0.00

 

1897

 34

28

0.00

 

1898

 43

41

0.00

 

1899

 50

41

Trace

Trace snow Dec 28, 0.4" snow Dec 31, 0.6" snow New Years Day Jan 1, 1900

1900

 56

34

0.00

 

1901

 69

48

0.01

1.5" snow Dec 19, Rained each day Dec 23 through Dec 30 (total rainfall 3.41", 1.95" on Dec 28)

1902

 51

32

0.00

 

1903

 61

51

0.79

 

1904

 68

54

0.00

 

1905

 53

29

0.00

 

1906

 37

17

0.00

 

1907

 56

33

0.00

 

1908

 63

46

0.00

 

1909

 49

34

0.40

Trace snow Dec 20

1910

 46

27

0.00

 

1911

 50

45

0.02

Rained each day Dec 20 through Dec 27

1912

 52

27

0.00

 

1913

 56

41

0.52

Trace snow Dec 31, trace snow New Years Day Jan 1 1914

1914

 47

36

0.75

 

1915

 70

38

Trace

Trace snow Dec 20

1916

 63

47

0.00

 

1917

 64

40

0.23

0.7" snow Dec 29, 1.2" snow Dec 31

1918

 58

38

0.00

 

1919

 48

28

0.00

 

1920

 45

28

0.00

 

1921

 64

44

0.02

 

1922

 67

44

0.00

 

1923

 54

33

0.00

 

1924

 56

35

0.02

Trace snow Christmas Day, Rained 2.69" Dec 24, rained 1.83" Dec 30

1925

 52

38

0.00

 

1926

 76

44

0.01

Trace snow Dec 30

1927

 45

32

0.00

 

1928

 55

35

0.00

 

1929

 50

24

0.00

Trace snow Dec 22

1930

 43

28

0.00

 

1931

 65

47

0.00

 

1932

 74

65

0.26

Rained each day Dec 25 through Dec 31 (total rainfall 1.13") Warmest average temperature (69.5 degrees

1933

 72

51

0.18

 

1934

 69

44

0.00

 

1935

 41

25

0.00

4.0" snow Dec 22, Trace snow Dec 28, 0.4" snow Dec 29

1936

 68

35

0.00

 

1937

 59

40

0.00

 

1938

 57

35

0.00

 

1939

 54

28

0.00

Trace snow New Years Day Jan 1, 1940

1940

 59

50

0.28

 

1941

 59

37

0.86

 

1942

 53

37

0.15

Rained each day Dec 25 through Dec 30

1943

 38

28

0.00

 

1944

 69

40

0.00

 

1945

 55

33

1.64

Rained each day Dec 27 through Dec 31

1946

 59

40

0.00

 

1947

 38

34

0.81

 

1948

 39

32

0.34

 

1949

 48

35

Trace

 

1950

 58

37

0.00

0.2" Sleet Dec 28, rained each day Dec 26 through Dec 31

1951

 61

33

0.00

High temperature New Years Day Jan 1 1952 - 79 degrees

1952

 56

44

0.27

 

1953

 40

27

0.50

 

1954

 53

29

0.00

 

1955

 79

52

0.00

Record high temperature for Christmas Day

1956

 52

31

0.00

 

1957

 59

42

0.19

 

1958

 46

26

0.00

 

1959

 57

36

0.01

Trace snow Dec 21, trace snow New Years Day Jan 1 1960

1960

 58

23

0.00

 

1961

 48

24

0.00

 

1962

 37

32

0.26

 

1963

 56

25

0.00

 

1964

 71

59

0.35

Rained 2.86" Dec 26 - heaviest daily rainfall over holidays

1965

 64

40

0.16

 

1966

 47

20

0.00

Trace snow Dec 30

1967

 54

26

0.00

 

1968

 47

24

0.00

 

1969

 42

27

0.75

Trace snow Dec 26

1970

 51

30

0.02

Trace snow Dec 31

1971

 66

36

0.00

 

1972

 55

39

0.56

Rained each day Dec 20 through Dec 25 (total rainfall 2.16")

1973

 64

47

0.09

Rained 2.04" on New Years Day Jan 1 1974

1974

 76

53

0.07

New Years Day Jan 1 1975 high temperature 75 degrees

1975

 59

38

0.23

 

1976

 55

24

0.82

 

1977

 63

38

0.85

End record 6 rainy Christmas Days in a row

1978

 59

33

0.00

New Years day Jan 1 1979 high temperature 74 degrees

1979

 51

40

0.00

 

1980

 49

22

0.00

Trace snow Dec 26, 0.3" snow Dec 27

1981

 49

40

1.17

Trace snow Dec 21, Rained total 5.36" between Dec 21 and Dec 31

1982

 77

45

0.00

 

1983

 25

7

0.00

Record low temperature, coldest average temperature (16 degrees)

1984

 74

54

0.00

New Years day Jan 1 1985 high temperature 80 degrees

1985

 48

21

0.00

 

1986

 59

45

0.00

 

1987

 70

62

0.04

 

1988

 67

36

0.00

Christmas Eve high temperature 75 degrees

1989

 44

20

0.00

 

1990

 45

27

0.00

Rain from Dec 18th-31st except on the 25th,26th.

1991

 58

30

0.00

Rain each day except Christmas from Dec 22nd-29th

1992

 50

27

0.00

Rain each day except Christmas from Dec 20th-31st. Total rain 2.3 inches. New Years Day Jan 1st 1993...high temperature 74 degrees.

1993

 49

29

0.01

Trace of Snow and Sleet on Dec 22nd and 2.3 inches of Snow on Dec 23rd.

1994

 55

36

0.00

Rain each day from Dec 21st-23rd. 2.6 inches of rain fell on the 23rd...total of 5.02 inches fell through the period.

1995

 47

19

0.00

 

1996

 53

28

0.00

Christmas Eve high temperature 75 degrees along with 0.70 inches of rain. Dec 31st, New Year's Eve...high temperature 79 degrees.

1997

 65

47

0.00

Rain from Dec 21st-30th except for Christmas Day. 1.65 inches fell on Christmas Eve...rain total 3.39 inches through the period. A trace of Snow fell on the 30th.

1998

 40

35

0.30

Rain from Dec 22nd-26th. A trace of Snow fell Christmas Eve and light freezing rain fell on the 26th.

1999

 39

23

0.00

 

2000

 41

22

0.00

Sleet reported Dec 28th

2001

 46

28

0.00

 

2002

 48

33

0.02

Christmas Eve thunderstorm produced 38 mph winds and a total of 1.54 inches of rain.

2003

48

27

0.00

 

2004

39

33

T

Trace of sleet fell late Christmas evening. On Dec 26th, a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain fell.

2005

 64

 48

0.49

 

2006

 56

 48

0.89

 

2007

 56

 33

0.10

 

2008

 69

 59

0.08

 

2009

 65

36

3.06

Wettest Christmas Day. Low Pressure dumped between 2-5 inches of rain across the region. This produced flooding across many portions of the Midlands.

2010

51

26

0.07

 

 


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